Archbishop Elpidophoros, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America celebrated World Animal Day by Tweeting a photo of his dog, who arrived in New York City from Turkey.
The cutie is a one year old Jack Russel Terrier who was born in Bursa (Prousa in Greek), the city on the southern side of the Sea of Marmara where Archbishop Elpidophoros served as Metropolitan, before he got elected Archbishop of America.
#WorldAnimalDay, and Hermes is so incredibly happy after traveling to New York to join me. And so am I! We are heading out for a walk in the streets of this beautiful city.
The Archbishop is justifiably happy to have his faithful companion in New York City with him after the long trip from Turkey.
“Ermís has been in his arms since the day he was born– July 4, 2018,” the Archbishop said.
Having been born of the Fourth of July must have made Ermís predisposed to America and becoming American.
“He’s become an ‘Amerikanaki,” the Archbishop said. He’s now called Hermes, he jokes, no longer ‘Ermís.'”
On Twitter, dozens of people were excited to see the Archbishop post this photo and offered images of their own furry friends, as well as warm welcome messages to Hermes.
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